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How Proust Changed Our Minds

Introduction:
Adam Gopnik, Critic at Large, The New Yorker

Speaker:
Alain de Botton, author of How Proust Can Change Your Life and a leader of London's The School of Life

Alain de Botton celebrates the centenary of the publication of the first volume of Marcel Proust's masterpiece In Search of Lost Time with a lecture on the story and ultimate spell cast by a book publication that, baffling to so many on its first appearance, has improbably become one of the most beloved books of our time.

Europe was on the verge of committing suicide; Africa burst into Western consciousness; technology was on a dizzying trajectory; music was losing its grip on tonality, slipping loudly into entropy. Two monumental works were premiered within eight months of each other: Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.

To put this striking period into context—and perhaps find parallels with our own time—Met Museum Presents offers a series of conversations and concerts.

Part of the series "1913: The World Implodes."

Recorded October 16, 2013

Lectures and Panels (149)

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SPARK: It's About Time
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SPARK: Plato at the Met
(01:06:51) 47 views

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Collecting Cubism
(00:56:59) 578 views

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Lost Kingdoms Symposium, Part 1
(00:12:45) 1301 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 8
(00:26:18) 61 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 7
(00:41:24) 74 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 6
(00:48:51) 36 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 5
(00:41:09) 32 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 4
(00:31:59) 36 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 3
(00:29:02) 43 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 2
(00:30:01) 42 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 1
(00:37:47) 111 views

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My Met—Keith Christiansen
(00:57:48) 127 views

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Africa and the West
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Why New Art Mattered
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TEDxMet: Andrew Bolton
(00:14:59) 1236 views

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TEDxMet: Kyle Abraham
(00:06:11) 1302 views

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TEDxMet: Navina Najat Haidar
(00:12:13) 635 views

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TEDxMet: Negin Farsad
(00:14:00) 668 views

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TEDxMet: Meredith Monk
(00:04:49) 366 views

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TEDxMet: Eric R. Kandel, MD
(00:19:40) 611 views

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TEDxMet: James Nares
(00:18:28) 333 views

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TEDxMet: Nicolai Ouroussoff
(00:14:45) 224 views

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TEDxMet: Bill T. Jones
(00:18:53) 679 views

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TEDxMet: Lorna Simpson
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TEDxMet: Jeff Rosenheim
(00:14:17) 409 views

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TEDxMet: Sō Percussion
(00:12:17) 231 views

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TEDxMet: Elizabeth Streb
(00:09:07) 400 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Solomon
(00:29:25) 609 views

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TEDxMet: Melanie Holcomb
(00:18:20) 444 views

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TEDxMet: Luke Syson
(00:13:16) 495 views

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TEDxMet: Maira Kalman
(00:18:31) 353 views

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The Art of Making Chintz
(00:04:20) 4513 views

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Journey to the Copper Age
(01:10:46) 2071 views

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Performance by Dan Zhu
(00:19:42) 117 views

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The Cloisters: Part Two
(00:17:40) 329 views

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The Cloisters: Part One
(00:17:14) 1009 views

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The Cloisters: Part Three
(00:15:56) 161 views

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The Cloisters: Part Four
(00:17:19) 157 views